Preet Bharara On FBI FISA Falsification Claim ‘It Doesn’t Get A Lot More Serious Than That’

WASHINGTON, DC. (THECOUNT) — It was a ‘deer in the headlights’ moment for former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer threw it to him immediately after senior justice correspondent Evan Perez broke the news that Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on his investigation of alleged FISA warrant abuses, found abuses, in the form of possible F.B.I. falsification of some of the document’s facts.

It was surely a surreal and ‘sinking feeling’ moment for anyone who has been following the years-long drama on CNN, as Perez reported on learning U.S. Attorney John Durham, who was appointed by Attorney General William Barr to investigate the investigators, found evidence that the document was in-fact altered and that the target, believed to be an F.B.I. lawyer, had admitted to making those changes.

Bharara, a staunch enemy of President Trump and his administration, said that the allegations, if true, – were “really serious.”

The first FISA warrant application was submitted in Oct. 2016 and there were three renewals. Among those approving the applications were James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein and Sally Yates.

Bharara continued, “If there was an FBI agent sworn to uphold the Constitution who can be proven to have altered the document in connection with a legal proceeding, including the obtaining of a FISA warrant, that’s really serious,” Bharara said. “It doesn’t get a lot more serious than that,” reported BizpacReview on Friday morning.

Perez said the changes to the document were “substantial enough to change the meaning of the document,” and that the former FBI lawyer involved, a line attorney, admitted to altering it.

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CNN Anderson Cooper Longtime BF Benjamin Maisani Split

Anderson Cooper and his longtime partner Benjamin Maisani have called it quits, Page Six is reporting.

Cooper has been getting cozy with a 33-year-old Dallas doctor named Victor Lopez since splitting from Maisani, Daily Mail reported.

“Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago,” Cooper, 50, said in a statement Thursday. “We are still family to each other, and love each other very much. We remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together.”

The site adds that Cooper has flown down to Dallas no fewer than five times since December to see the doctor. The pair have even appeared together in photos celebrating Mardi Gras and lounging in hotel rooms.

Lopez’s Instagram account has since gone private.

Cooper and Maisani went public with their relationship back in 2015 after making a hand-in-hand red-carpet debut. Continue reading

TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED After Powerful Earthquake STRIKES Japan

Tsunami evacuation ordered for Tohoku, Japan, coast. TSUNAMI LIVE STREAM.

USGS revises magnitude of earthquake off eastern Japan to 6.9, depth of 7 miles
read more on usgs.gov.

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Residents along the coast of Kamaishi, Japan, urged to evacuate due to tsunami warning – NHK
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NHK: Fukushima, Japan, nuclear plant is checking for any impact from earthquake; not observing any changes.

Tsunami may be 3 meters or higher after earthquake off Fukushima, Japan, NHK announces.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center: Tsunami threat for parts of pacific located closer to Japan earthquake, no threat to Hawaii.

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Who Is Steve Bannon? And How Did He Make It All The Way To The White House?

Meet Stephen “Steve” Bannon, the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Network, was hired by Donald Trump as his campaign CEO. Flash forward to today as Bannon has been named chief White House strategist.

Bannon, 60, successfully led an effort to re-energize Trump’s struggling bid for the White House, along with Kellyanne Conway, Founder and President of The Polling Company, Inc. and a Republican campaign strategist.

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Here are some fact facts on Bannon: Trump announced the new hires in a statement posted to his official campaign website on August 17, confirming that Bannon will be stepping down temporarily from his role as Chairman at Breitbart in order to manage the campaign full-time. On his selection of Bannon and Conway, Trump stated: Continue reading

ABC NEWS Caught FAKING Crime Scene For LIVE TV Report

ABC News got caught faking a crime scene for a live TV report. ABC reporter, Linsey Davis, appeared to be reporting from a crime scene related to Kala Brown, the woman who was found being held against her will in a South Carolina storage container by sex offender, Todd Kohlhepp.

Davis issued her report in front crime scene tape, there was one little problem, the police tape was strung between two lighting stands erected by an ABC News grip.

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The crime scene tape was just a TV prop to make it look like she was in front of the real crime scene … and the lie was exposed in a photo obtained by CNN. You can clearly see the yellow tape was tied to production equipment to give the illusion Davis was reporting right from the scene of the investigation. Continue reading

Donald Trump ADORABLE MINI-ME Debuts at PA Rally

In a badly needed moment of comic relief, Donald Trump hoisted his mini-me at a Pennsylvania rally on Monday night to the delight of thousands of supporters.

At the halfway mark of a campaign stop in Wilkes-Barre, Trump gleamed a toddler from the crowd who was dressed in a tiny suit sporting a “Vote” button. Of course the devineer little fella also sported a full head of combed over blonde locks. The impromptu moment was nothing short of a showstopper.

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“Look at that guy over there!” Trump yelled and pointed. “Wow! A baby!” He then made his way through the crowd, plucked the one-year-old from his parents and tucked him under his arm like a football on his way back to the podium. Continue reading

ISIS Claims Responsibility For St. Cloud Mall Mass Stabbing

A wing of terror group ISIS claimed responsibility for a mass stabbing that left eight people hospitalized in Minnesota. The attacker, who was dressed in a private security uniform, made reference to “Allah,” victims and witnesses reported.

ISIS claimed the person who conducted the stabbing was a “soldier of the Islamic State,” according to a statement posted online Sunday.

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The statement by the Amaq agency follows a pattern of ISIS-related media claiming responsibility for what appear to be the acts of individuals across Europe in the past few months. Continue reading

Alexis Arquette Sibling Of David and Patricia DEAD 47

Alexis Arquette, the sibling of fellow actors, David and Patricia Arquette, has died. She was 47.

Alexis passed away Sunday morning surrounded by family and friends.

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Alexis’ brother, Richmond Arquette says Alexis died at 12:32 AM while listening to David Bowie‘s, “Starman.” Besides being the sibling of David and Patricia Arquette — Alexis was known for her roles in “Pulp Fiction” and “The Wedding Singer,” as well as being a champion for trans rights. Continue reading